24th May 1914 (Sunday)

BORN TODAY: in Posen in Prussia (now Poznań in Poland) – Lilli Marie Peiser (later, Lilli Palmer), German actress: daughter of a Jewish surgeon and an Austrian Jewish stage actress; refugee in Paris in 1933; Mrs Rex Harrison and emigrant to the US in 1945; Liili Palmer and back in Germany in 1954; Mrs Carlos Thompson and back in the US in 1957, and laid to rest in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California in 1986 [Wikipedia].

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lilli_Palmer

Arms Race: In Sydney, the Royal Australian Navy takes delivery of its first two, British built, submarines.

http://www.silvercoinstoday.com/silver-coin-and-badge-for-centenary-of-australian-submarines/1010070/

Leisure: New Zealand farmer and diarist George Adkin is taking it easy on the day of rest in the Antipodean Autumn/ Fall.

http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/topic/4644

 

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